Here are various medications that aid a patient with allergies:
- Antihistamines - Block that action of the histamine in the tissue. May be given orally or through eye drops
- Nasal Steroids - Used to reduce inflammation in nasal passageways. Some are used to treat nasal polyps
- Decongestants - Used to reduce swelling in nasal passageways and mucus membranes. Work by constricting blood vessels
- Topical Steroids - Used to reduce and control skin inflammation
- Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots) - A desensitization to allergic triggers in the form of reduced strength injections, slowly building up over time
- Epinephrine - Used to treat a sudden and severe allergic reaction. Not a substitute for medication, must call 911 if used
These are just some of the possible medications and treatments to overcome allergies. Please do not take any of these medications without proper consultation from Dr. Koppula or a certified allergist/immunologist. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Koppula, visit our Office page for information or contact us at 630-323-8800.